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Alliteration
The repetition of the same sound, usually of a consonant, at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other or at short intervals
Anachronism
A person, scene, event, or other element that fails to correspond with the appropriate time or era.
Antecetent
A word to which a pronoun refers
Anaphora
The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs.
Adage
a saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language.
Ex: There is more than one way to skin a cat
apostrophe
when an absent person, an abstract concept, or an important object is directly addressed
cacophony
harsh, discordant sounds
aphorism
a brief saying embodying a moral, a concise statement of a principle or precept given in pointed words.
circumlocution
Literally, "talking around" a subject; i.e., discourse that avoids direct reference to a subject.
consonance
the repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels, as in assonance.
Example:
lady lounges lazily , dark deep dread crept in
Diacope
Repetition of a word or phrase after an intervening word or phrase
Ex: We will do it, I tell you; we will do it.
Epithet
An adjective or adjective phrase appropriately qualifying a subject (noun) by naming a key or important characteristic of the subject, as in "laughing happiness,"
Epizeuxis
The repetition of a word (for emphasis)
dissonance
Harsh or grating sounds that do not go together
euphony
soothing pleasant sounds
Alliteration
The repetition of the same sound, usually of a consonant, at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other or at short intervals
Anachronism
A person, scene, event, or other element that fails to correspond with the appropriate time or era.
Antecetent
A word to which a pronoun refers
Anaphora
The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs.
Adage
a saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language.
Ex: There is more than one way to skin a cat
apostrophe
when an absent person, an abstract concept, or an important object is directly addressed
cacophony
harsh, discordant sounds
aphorism
a brief saying embodying a moral, a concise statement of a principle or precept given in pointed words.
circumlocution
Literally, "talking around" a subject; i.e., discourse that avoids direct reference to a subject.
consonance
the repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels, as in assonance.
Example:
lady lounges lazily , dark deep dread crept in
Diacope
Repetition of a word or phrase after an intervening word or phrase
Ex: We will do it, I tell you; we will do it.
Epithet
An adjective or adjective phrase appropriately qualifying a subject (noun) by naming a key or important characteristic of the subject, as in "laughing happiness,"
Epizeuxis
The repetition of a word (for emphasis)
dissonance
Harsh or grating sounds that do not go together
euphony
soothing pleasant sounds